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Medela Breastshields

Long before you have a baby, you know that women's bodies are all different shapes, types, and sizes! So, why would anyone expect all women to be comfortable using a "one-size-fits-all" breastshield? Breast tissue is very delicate at any time, but particularly so when you are nursing a baby. Medela has developed an entire line of breastshields to meet your individual needs.

PersonalFit Breastshields These breastshields, available in five sizes, are designed to accomodate different nipple and breast sizes. The PersonalFit sizes are: Small (21mm), Medium (24mm) - same diameter as standard breastshield, Large (27mm), Extra Large (30mm), and XX Large (36mm). New Medela Double Breastpumps include one pair of the medium size (24mm) PersonalFit breastshields. Some also include a pair of large breastshields.

Small (21 mm)

Medium (24 mm)

Large (27 mm)

Extra Large (30 mm)

XX-Large (36 mm)

Two PersonalFit Breastshields
Size small (21mm)-XLarge (30mm)
$9.95 per pair


Two PersonalFit Breastshields
Size XX Large (36mm)

$11.95 per pair


If you only need to replace one individual breastshields --

One Individual PersonalFit Breastshield

Sizes Small (21mm), Medium (24mm), Large (27mm), and Extra Large (30mm).
$5.00 each


One individual PersonalFit Breastshield

Size XX Large (36mm)

$6.00 each


How do you know which size breastshields to order?
A very good question. There are no set rules as to which size breastshield will work for you. There is a certain element of trial and error involved. The majority of women (90%) are quite comfortable using the medium size (24mm) breatshield but here are a few guidelines that may help.
When pumping, the nipple should be pulled down comfortably into the shield and you should feel as though the pumped breasts are empty when you are finished. If you have large nipples and they rub against the inside of the shield when you pump causing some discomfort and you feel as though you are not emptying the breast it may be time to try a larger breastshield. If pumping is actually painful to the nipple it may be time to go up a couple of sizes. On the other hand, if the nipple is not pulled down into the breastshield tube when pumping, you see a red round mark on the breast from the shield, and feel as though you are not emptying the breast, it might be an idea to try a smaller shield.
The 36mm size XX Large breastshield has now been introduced. If you decide to try that size be especially aware of the amount of milk you are collecting when pumping. Using a breastshield on a regular basis that is too large or too small can lead to decreased milk production. PersonalFit Breastshields are available in pairs or indivdually. Be sure you own or purchase the Medela PersonalFit Connectors that attach the breastshield to the bottle and tube, if you do not already own some.

These breastshields will work with all current Medela pumps (They do not work with Medela Disposable Kits or the Medela Little Hearts Manual Pump - but both these products were discontinued some years ago.)

Another obsolete product, the Medela Hands Free Pumping Attachment Kit also had to be used with the standard one piece breastshield (see below).

SoftFit Breastshields. Medela decided to discontinue making the SoftFit breastshields and they are no longer available for purchase from Medela.

Two Softfit Breastshields $9.95
One Softfit Breastshield $5.00

Medela PersonalFit Breastshield Connectors are needed for both the PersonalFit and the SoftFit Breastshields, to attach the breastshield to the collection bottle, yellow valve and white membrane, and pump tube. They are NOT needed for the Standard Breastshield, or the Extra Large Glass Breastshield.

Two Breastshield Connectors $7.95
One Individual PersonalFit Connector $4.00

Standard Breastshield. This is the regular breastshield that used to be included in most of Medela's breast pump kits. Most new Medela breastpumps contain the medium size (24mm) PersonalFit breastshields in the new Medela breastpumps, including the Pump In Style Advanced Breastpumps, and the Medela Freestyle Breastpump. Most women find this breast shield very comfortable, and do not need a specialized breastshield. The standard size breastshield and the medium size PersonalFit Breastshield have the same size cone or flange, so are the same fit on the breast. So what is the deifference? The standard breastshield is a one piece combination breastshield and connector - it does not come apart into a separate breastshield and connector as the ones shown above do. The standard shield is only made in the medium 24mm size. If you think you may need a different size breashield you might want to choose the PersonalFit shield - that way you can use your connectors with any size breastshield you may want to purchase.
Whereas the PersonalFit and SoftFit breastshields can be purchased in pairs, these breastshields are only sold individually.
More information on the Medela Standard Breastshield

One Standard Medela Breastshield $6.99
Image of Medela breastshield with yellow valve and white membrane Medela part 67178

Better price -- buy one standard breastshield with one pale yellow valve and one white membrane with offset mount for $8.99

One standard Medela breastshield with pale yellow valve and white membrane with offset mount $8.99 each
Medela Part #67178

Breastshield insert. Women with small nipples can use this insert inside the standard breastshield to enhance their comfort and pumping effectiveness while using a breast pump. It provides a shields size of 21mm. This insert is not designed to be used with the PersonalFit breastshields or the SoftFit.
The breastshield insert is equivalent to using the Small Size (21mm) PersonalFit Breastshield. Using the PersonalFit allows moms with small nipples to have a shield that fits their breast, using just one flange instead of putting an insert inside a standard shield.

One Breastshield Insert $4.50

Extra Large Glass Breastshield Kit This breastshield can be used with the Medela Pump In Style (Original model or Advanced model), Lactina, or Classic Breastpumps. The kit includes one extra large (40mm) breastshield with a rubber stopper, and instructions. The breastshield does not require a connector.
One Extra Large Glass Breastshield (40mm) Kit $99.00

One pale yellow valve & white membrane.
What you are purchasing is part #8100475, the yellow valve, and part #8207013, the white membrane with offset mount, already attached to each other (at a better price that purchasing them separately).
Medela Item #8000001
$3.00 each
Pack of two pale yellow valves & white membranes.
Pack of two yellow valves and white membranes
Medela Item #87089
$5.99 per pack
One yellow valve with offset mount

Medela Item #8100475
$2.40 each
One white membrane - offset mount.There are two shown in the picture to depict the design on each side, but they are purchased individually. Volume discount on six membranes. Order six membranes for $5.99. This will appear as a volume discount of $1.21 in the shopping cart.

Medela Item #8207013
$1.20 each
Six pack white membranes - offset mount.Retail pack of six white membranes to ensure you have some spares. White membranes are needed for all Medela breastpumps except the Freestyle breastpump. They are important to the function of the pump -- your suction could be greatly impacted if you do not have clean white membranes that are in good shape.

Medela Item #87088
$5.99 per six pack
One white membrane - center mount, used on VERY old model pumps -- from the 1990s.
If your pump uses the center mount yellow valve and membrane, you are recommended to replace them with the offset yellow valve and white membrane (part #8000001) above, as the yellow valve with center mount has been discontinued by Medela. The only reason Medela continues to manufacture this white membrane is becuase it is needed for the Haberman (Special Needs) Feeder.
Medela Item #8200014
$1.35 each

Please check out our other websites with wider selections of specialty inventory:
Alabama Baby Clothes..Webkinz

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